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Upgrading Vaio processor.

Vaio Processor Vostro Upgrade

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green&yellow

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Hi, I have a Sony Vaio, model VPCEA23FB (Intel Core i3 330M), which is quite old but it is still working fine. On the other hand, a Vostro 3450 (i7, used to be quite faster before... broken HD, battery and monitor) . Is it possible to remove the processor of the Vostro and use it in the Vaio?  I don't know if there might be  any bios, motherboard or  other issue that prohibits this.

Thank you very much!


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phillpower2

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Hello green&yellow,

 

Not compatible I`m afraid + the i3 330M CPUs are the ball grid array type that are soldered in place so unless you are an expert with a soldering iron would mean that upgrading the CPU would not be a financially viable option.

 

Some info at the attached links for you;

 

Dell Vostro 3450 Specifications

 

i3 330M - i7 2620M comparison here

 

CPU-Upgrade info

 

Ball Grid Array (BGA) info


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Not heard back from you green&yellow, do you still require assistance, an update would be appreciated.


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